Y’all I am no lover of winter, which is going to make our impending trip to Vermont that much more hysterical. :-) I do have a few favorite winter luxuries that keep me warm and toasty, however.
This little heating pad is filled with cherry pits. I pop it in the micro for two minutes and use it for various things – just staying warm under a blanket on the sofa, tucking it in the bed while I brush my teeth to warm up my spot, etc. Of course, now that the littles have discovered it AND can reach the microwave, my usage has seen a severe decline. Mother and I both have the oh-so-lovely cat fabric, while my sis favors the dog fabric. Function over form, people. (I barely recognize myself.)
After having tried boxes upon boxes of grocery and specialty store teas for years, these are my very favorite. We brew this tea by the pot, drink it hot, and always, always add sugar. My top three flavors are:
You might try them in the tins first and, if you enjoy, replenish with the bags as they are much cheaper. (both shown below)
This was a Christmas gift from Sister that had been on my list for eons. Why oh why did I wait so long?! It heats up quickly and is being enjoyed by the whole family already. I haven’t had it for very long, but it does have a shut off after 3 hours, has 3 heat settings and is machine washable. I’ll keep you posted on how it holds up!
These might in real life be the “ugg-liest” shoes ever created, but they are SOOOO warm! It took me eons to splurge on them. In fact, there is a funny story behind how they finally came into my life. I won a giant Victoria’s Secret gift card at Haven Conference one year. I spend money on some things but undies is just not one of them. So I sat on it for days, weeks, months. Summer went. Fall came and went. And then it got cold. So imagine my supreme surprise and delight when a VS catalog arrived and I was paging through it for some good fleece jammies and I saw that they sold Uggs. With BOWS!!! I promptly ordered them up and waited on them to arrive. Honey got home before me that day and received the GIANT package from VS. He was legit grinning like the Cheshire cat when I got home. “Sooooo, what’d ya get????????????????????” OMG!!!!!!!!!!! I think I fell on the floor laughing. I opened the box and pulled them out as a look of sheer disbelief and horror fell across his face. “You got boots from VS? The ugliest boots ever made?” Yes, yes I did. And when I slipped my feet into them and headed out to a frigid baseball game all was right in the world. :-) They have been my favorite winter boots since that day and were truly life changing for my winters.
Speaking of winter, there has been on-again-off-again chatter of snow here tomorrow. I am all for it ON A SCHOOL DAY. Even better, a WORK DAY. But a Saturday? Not so much. Come on Mother Nature, work with me here.
What are your winter necessities? I always love finding little things that feel luxurious in everyday use!
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